Obscure, bizarre and cheesy holidays can offer the perfect dose of cheap entertainment. I cannot even imagine what celebrating Lumpy Rug Day looks like, but you can bet that TAG Solutions is planning a big party for Embrace Your Geekness Day.

National Improve Your Office Day happens to be October 4th, and although there are many ways to improve your office, we cannot think of any better than taking five minutes to tune-up that rusty old computer you use. Think about it, if your computer never crashed, never froze, never presented you with annoying pop up ads and was lightning fast – wouldn’t that be one of the best office improvements ever?

So here are 3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Computer Performance:

  1. Remove Malware and Viruses

Malware and Viruses are demonic pieces of software or software code that are typically installed on your computer without your consent. They are a giant security risk but they are also a prime contributor to what we call “Slow Computer Syndrome”. Removing the nasty malware and viruses is typically a simple exercise. Every now and then the removal process can get complicated and nasty – but for the most part you can use a utility like Malwarebytes to scan your computer for malware and viruses and then remove them. You can find a link to download the Malwarebytes utility on TAG Solutions website by clicking here: https://tagsolutions.com/resources/ .

  1. Get Rid of Junk

By “Junk” we mean things like:

• Browser toolbars (such as the Ask.com Toolbar or the Yahoo! Toolbar)

• Applications or Programs that are not used

• Old files (pictures, documents, etc) that are no longer needed

“Junk” uses valuable computing resources and provides no tangible benefit to the person using the computer. We recommend using a utility such as CCleaner (which can also be downloaded at https://tagsolutions.com/resources/ ) to help identify and remove junk from your computer. However, a utility like CCleaner can require advanced knowledge of computers to use effectively, there is a risk of deleting files that should not be deleted – so if you are unsure about the recommendations the utility provides – call us just to be safe (518) 292-6500 before you delete anything!

  1. Disk Defragmentation

Files, pictures and applications are stored on your computer’s hard drive, commonly referred to as a disk. Overtime, the information that is stored on the disk can become disorganized, scattered and fragmented. This causes more computing work which can slow down your computer. Running a disk defragmenting tool such as the Disk Defragmenter utility on Windows 7 will organize the information on your hard drive and make your computer run faster.

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